I'm not sure how many of you out there watch So You Think You Can Dance, but I've been a fan for a long time, and this season has been great. One of the highlights of the season just happened this past week, when Melissa and Ade performed a piece representing breast cancer.

It was incredibly powerful and moving, and I think you'll enjoy it even if you don't normally watch the show. The performance starts about 40 seconds in...

ETA: So very, very sadly, the video was of course taken down so you can't watch it there anymore. If anybody finds a link that still works, leave the link in the comments.

I've mentioned a bit already tonight about considering new methods of activism, and I've posted before about the power of art as activism. What do you all think about a piece like this being used to raise awareness about such an important issue? Sure, there is nothing traditionally activist-y about it. There are no big signs or loud chants, just choreography and emotion. And it's not providing a cure or raising money, but a lot of work and energy goes into it and people are certainly moved by it. Can we consider this activism?


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